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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a great prequel compilation with superb production value.I m currently in the middle of collecting all the books within A Song of Ice and Fire in hardcover format Honestly speaking, unlike The World of Ice and Fire and Fire and Blood, I didn t have a lot of interest in reading this book I treated it as a completionist read or a diversion while I wait for the release for The Winds of Winter This is also why I m happy that this book ended up being such a pleasa A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a great prequel compilation with superb production value.I m currently in the middle of collecting all the books within A Song of Ice and Fire in hardcover format Honestly speaking, unlike The World of Ice and Fire and Fire and Blood, I didn t have a lot of interest in reading this book I treated it as a completionist read or a diversion while I wait for the release for The Winds of Winter This is also why I m happy that this book ended up being such a pleasant surprise for me.Picture One of the interior illustrations by Gary Gianni A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a compilation of the three prequel novellas in The Tales of Dunk and Egg series by George R R Martin It s a prequel to A Song of Ice and Fire and the story starts about a century before the events in A Game of Thrones Ser Duncan the Tall Dunk and Egg were simply fascinating to read Starting from their encounter in The Hedge Knight, each novella continues to develop their characterizations and relationshipUnlike the main series, the tone of this muchlight hearted The knights in Westeros are often times asshole, coward, and despicable This has been proven countless times throughout the main series Dunk is a different kind of knight honorable, courageous, na ve, and awkward The friendship between Dunk and Egg was subtle and I found the unlikely harmony in their interaction to be funny, heartwarming, and highly engagingA great battle is a terrible thing, the old knight said, but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heartI don t have really have a lot of things to say regarding this collection because of the short length This book is 360 pages long and there arethan 160 gorgeous illustrations done by Gary Gianni that filled the pages of this book they made the book feel shorter but at the same time they totally enhanced my reading experience to be muchatmospheric I can t help it, I m a sucker for a novel with interior illustrations in my opinion this book has a terrific production value.Picture One of the interior illustrations by Gary Gianni.I enjoyed reading all the three novellas My rating for thenovellas 4.5 5 stars for The Hedge Knight, 3.5 5 stars for The Sworn Sword, and 4 5 stars for The Mystery Knight Overall, I think fans of the main series will have a wonderful time with this book Martin once again shows that even in a novella format, he s still a writer with immense talent at characterizations and world building A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms offers a glimpse of the rich history behind Westeros through the eyes of the finely written duo Dunk and Egg I can t believe I m saying this especially knowing that the main series is in limbo status but I m really looking forward to the continuation of the duo s story and how it all eventually connects to the main series.You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Dunk the lunk, thick as a castle wall I thoroughly enjoyed these three novellas It was great to return to Westeros, one hundred years before the events of ASoIaF We follow Dunk, a hedge knight risen up by an old knight with no heirs He gets himself a squire named Egg, who unbeknownst to him is Prince Aegon one of the Targaryen PrincesOak and iron guard me well, or else I m dead and doomed to hell We see Dunk get himself into all kinds of scrapes, including a trial of seven as wellDunk the lunk, thick as a castle wall I thoroughly enjoyed these three novellas It was great to return to Westeros, one hundred years before the events of ASoIaF We follow Dunk, a hedge knight risen up by an old knight with no heirs He gets himself a squire named Egg, who unbeknownst to him is Prince Aegon one of the Targaryen PrincesOak and iron guard me well, or else I m dead and doomed to hell We see Dunk get himself into all kinds of scrapes, including a trial of seven as well as numerous other fights He is a great hero to follow and I loved recognising the names of houses from A Song of Ice and Fire But what really stood out in this book were the illustrations They were amazing and really brought the stories and characters to lifeA head s a head They all look the same after a few days on a spikeWith much of the gruesomeness and swearing included in A Song of Ice and Fire this book helped in my suffering wait for the Winds of Winter Highly recommendThe summers have been shorter since the last dragon died, and the winters longer and crueler Now I ve of course read these before, but I simply had to get this edition for the illustrations They did wonders and capturing the story they almost brought new life to it So, it was money well spent and, as an added bonus, I had an excuse to read these short stories again A memorable friendship Dunc and Egg make a wonderful pair Ser Duncan is not only a knight in name, but also one in deed This is something increasingly rare in the seven kingdoms There are few true knights and even fewe Now I ve of course read these before, but I simply had to get this edition for the illustrations They did wonders and capturing the story they almost brought new life to it So, it was money well spent and, as an added bonus, I had an excuse to read these short stories again A memorable friendship Dunc and Egg make a wonderful pair Ser Duncan is not only a knight in name, but also one in deed This is something increasingly rare in the seven kingdoms There are few true knights and even fewer when the events ofA Song of Ice and Fire take place He is really part of a dying breed in Westeros So, he is honourable and strong he is just and kind he is everything a knight should be However, he is not at all wise he sDunk the lunk, thick as a castle wallI suppose not everybody can have everything We all have our weaknesses, and this is where the young prince Aegon Targaryen comes in to balance the friendshipA hedge knight must hold tight to his pride Without it, he was nothan a sellswordEgg is still a boy, though he has a fully developed mind that even the Maesters shall envy He tempers Ser Duncan s wrath, guiding him to choose the best course of action Indeed he has the mind that Duncan lacks However, for all his intelligence, he still has a whole world to see and understand he still needs to develop his wisdom By being Duncan s squire, he gets to see honour and decency he begins to understand how people work, and how best to defeat them he learns that it can be achieved through words as well as deeds The two embark on some interesting adventures Their first The Hedge Knightis by far my favourite It depicts the pair s first meeting, and they discover how important them coming together was Dunc changes the fate of the Seven Kingdoms The two only met by chance Their actions lead to the altercation of who is to be the next King So, it s all rather far reaching stuff The second storyThe Sworn Sword didn t quite work for me and felt a little flat in all The thirdThe Mystery Knight made up for it, though, with its character defining momentsKings rise and fall, Dunk thought, and cows and smallfolk go about their business I did have a lot of fun reading these through again, and I think that they really are required reading for fans of the series In addition to this, the illustration did help a lot to capture the essence of the story This isn t the first time I ve said this in a review now, but I do hope that this book marks the last thing that is re published before the release ofA Winds of WinterIt s starting to get a little ridiculous now, and the afterward didn t help things ol Georgy suggests that there aretales from the pair to come I hope he means afterA Song of Ice and FireBut, that s beside the point, this was still fun to read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three novellas that are set a generation or two before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire In the third person perspective, we follow Dunk or as he tailors himself Ser Duncan the Tall The first narrative is named The Hedge Knight and we are presented to our protagonist as he is burying his former mentor for whom he used to squire It s a touching start, and an interesting introduction to Dunk He is planning to go to a tourney in Ashford an A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three novellas that are set a generation or two before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire In the third person perspective, we follow Dunk or as he tailors himself Ser Duncan the Tall The first narrative is named The Hedge Knight and we are presented to our protagonist as he is burying his former mentor for whom he used to squire It s a touching start, and an interesting introduction to Dunk He is planning to go to a tourney in Ashford and at a crossroads inn he meets Egg, who he assumes is a stable boy This boy decides to follow Dunk without permission, wanting to squire for him, and eventually it transpires that he is of royal blood and would eventually become Aegon V, protector of the realm, etc He is the brother of Aemon Targaryen who becomes Lord Commander of the Night s Watch and at this time Bloodraven is the Hand of the King This is the gentleman who becomes the three eyed raven Dunk the lunk, thick as a castle wall At 17 years old, almost 7 foot tall, strong and with weight and reach in his favour, Dunk is a formidable Hedge Knight Essentially, he is a Knight who travels throughout the 7 Kingdoms doing jobs he deems true and honourable for coin Dunk is as true and decent as any Knight you would have read about in A Song of Ice and Fire and there is a fan theory that Brienne is a descendant of his and I can totally believe that We are presented the tale from his mind and he talks himself down over explaining his stupidity I never really saw him as being dim He can t read, he has never kissed a girl and he doesn t really have people skills but some of the supporting cast and villains who can and have done these come across asvile and horrid when reflected against Dunk s honesty, loyalty and general goodheartedness Egg is a pretty amazing character Even though he has Targaryen purple eyes he shaves his head so his gold silver hair doesn t make it completely obvious regarding his lineage And he has a silly straw hat He is described as being as wise as a maester but still only 10 He knows the history of the majority of the nation s houses and can name who someone is just by seeing the paintwork on their shields He is also quick of tongue sometimes to his detriment, especially when these 3 novella s often discuss the Targaryan Blackfyre rebellion and hints at seeds of which are still spread throughout the land I read this after I read GRRM s Fire and Blood and the knowledge I gained regarding the Targaryan s there did enhance my experience although it isn t truly necessary to read in that order I think this could be thoroughly enjoyed by someone who has not yet read the main series It s not all pretty and it does feature numerous deaths, violence and backstabbing but from Dunk s perspective, these stories present a lothope and goodness than we are accustomed to from a typical Westeros tale Anyone reading this who knows me personally will be aware that I have had one of the worst weeks of my life If I believed in guardian angels I would think that mine made me pick up this book at this time instead of the other 1000 books on my to be read list This story was exactly what I needed Interesting, funny, about friendship with elements of trust, mystery and excitement I ve always looked down upon reviewers who rate a book 6 5 as I think it makes no sense After this scenario and how this book has helped me recover then this is the closest I will ever get to giving that rating It s the best novel I ve read this year and I can t wait to read aboutDunk and Egg Very entertaining.George R R Martin provides some backstory and depth to his wildly popular Song of Ice and Fire series with this collection of three novellas about Dunc and Egg a hedge knight and his squire.The events in the three related and sequential novellas take place a hundred years before A Game of Thrones and there is still a Targaryen on the iron throne and the memory of the last dragon is still alive in and old man s memory.First published all together in 2013, with some snazzy ill Very entertaining.George R R Martin provides some backstory and depth to his wildly popular Song of Ice and Fire series with this collection of three novellas about Dunc and Egg a hedge knight and his squire.The events in the three related and sequential novellas take place a hundred years before A Game of Thrones and there is still a Targaryen on the iron throne and the memory of the last dragon is still alive in and old man s memory.First published all together in 2013, with some snazzy illustrations by Gary Gianni, Martin gives us a different glimpse into Westeros than what is provided in GOT as we follow these two on some adventures A hedge knight is similar to a knight errant in our history, a traveling, non landed swordsman who hires out his services and participates in jousting tournaments The hedge knight, though a real knight, is of the lowest order and the term itself is somewhat derogatory.Our hero, Dunc, naming himself Ser Duncan the Tall for lack of a better title was taken from the squalid environs of Fleas Bottom in King s Landing by a traveling hedge knight and made his squire Before the old knight dies on the road, he has taught Dunc not just the skills of a squire, but also about chivalry and how to conduct himself as a proper knight should Dunc s tutelage seems to have taken hold better than some of the privileged richer classes we meet in the stories Dunc, maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed, is nonetheless honorable and a very likeable protagonist and for his part trains his squire Egg in the same way.The beginning scene, where the old knight has died and Dunc is alone, reminded me of the similar scene in the 2001 Heath Ledger film A Knight s Tale.Not just for GOT fans, this is an enjoyable read for the fantasy crowd I m not fond of novellas or short stories I always end up hating them because of the length It s like someone telling you a summarized version of a detailed story This one on the other hand is one of the exceptions to the hatred It s not a shock though that Martin can make me enjoy something that I typically hate.This book contains 3 novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg A hedge knight and his squire seeking higher status Martin is known for his tendency to add in a bunch of plot t I m not fond of novellas or short stories I always end up hating them because of the length It s like someone telling you a summarized version of a detailed story This one on the other hand is one of the exceptions to the hatred It s not a shock though that Martin can make me enjoy something that I typically hate.This book contains 3 novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg A hedge knight and his squire seeking higher status Martin is known for his tendency to add in a bunch of plot twists, and the 3 novellas proved no different The ending was great, because it left me wanting forand wanting to know who did what I liked how the unexpected turn of events didn t seem like it was written just for the sake of having a plot twist The characters were beyond amazing Dunk and Egg were perfectly written, and developed quite nicely in the end I can t express how well Martin creates characters It was most evident in his A Song of Ice and Fire series when I read the first 5 books, but now he proved that he can write amazing new characters What I enjoyed most about Dunk was that he was a loser He s not someone who was given everything He had to work his way to get to the top, and the hardships didn t stop him I don t hate powerful characters Like the Starks, for example , but it s refreshing to read about someone who is not of royalty The journey of a normal boy into a hedge knight was truly entertaining We all know that being a hedge knight doesn t even result to earning the respect of people I know that Martin has a fewstories about Dunk and Egg, so hopefully in the future I d read about Dunk being successful in his journey Egg was also commendable, but I can t explain how without spoiling It s better if you find out about the mystery of Egg on your own.The setting is great, but that s a giveaway already if you ve read the ASOIAF series Westeros is truly unforgiving to the weak It s great to readabout the fictional world that I ve loved since A Game of Thrones This is a minor detour into the main series, in which the sixth book is still unpublished Do I really need to talk about how great the writing is 4.5 5 stars If you re unfamiliar with Martin, then you d better read ASOIAF first That s just my opinion though, but it did help me enjoy these novellas .READ BOOK ♺ Il cavaliere dei Sette Regni ⚇ Westeros, novant anni prima degli avvenimenti narrati nelle Cronache del Ghiaccio e del Fuoco Qui si muovono due nuovi grandi personaggi del pantheon di George RR Martin Dunk, noto anche come ser Duncan, cavaliere errante poco avvezzo agli intrighi di corte ma abile nella lotta e nobile di cuore, e il suo giovane scudiero Egg, un soprannome dietro cui si nasconde, all insaputa del mondo, Aegon Targaryen, principe della Casa dei Draghi e destinato un giorno a sedersi sul Trono di SpadeAlla morte del cavaliere di cui era scudiero, Dunk decide di prenderne le insegne e partecipare a un grande torneo che si svolger al Campo di Ashford Sulla strada, in una locanda, incontra un ragazzino che afferma di essere orfano Dopo un primo rifiuto, Dunk accetta di farne il suo scudiero il primo momento del sodalizio di una straordinaria coppia di eroi Dal giudizio dei sette una competizione in cui due gruppi di sette cavalieri si sfidano senza esclusione di colpi , passando per una storia di intrighi e tradimenti sul Altopiano, fino alla misteriosa sparizione di un uovo di drago, Dunk ed Egg affrontano incredibili avventure attraversando i Sette Regni di Westeros dall uno all altro dei punti cardinaliLe loro gesta hanno luogo in un mondo pi sereno rispetto a quello descritto nelle Cronache del Ghiaccio e del Fuoco , un mondo sfarzoso fatto di tornei, donne e cavalieri, in cui non mancano complotti e macchinazioni ma in cui c posto anche per un innocente eroismo Eppure dietro lo splendore si mettono gi in moto gli eventi che porteranno alla guerra e alla distruzione Il cavaliere dei Sette Regni un libro che si legge indipendentemente dalla saga, ma che al tempo stesso a lei indissolubilmente legato, come un imperdibile prequel Gli appassionati non mancheranno di trovare numerosi riferimenti tra cui un cameo del infido Walder Frey bambino che illumineranno le pagine gi note delle Cronache del Ghiaccio e del Fuoco Un nuovo meraviglioso tassello nel grandissimo affresco epico costruito da George RR Martin, maestro indiscusso del fantasy contemporaneo If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Ser Duncan the Tall A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R R Martin The Knight has three novellas To wit The Hedge KnightThe Sworn SwordThe Mystery Knight I ve read these three novellas previously when they came out in the three different anthologies Legends I, Legends II, and Warriors Having read these stories separately before, I was interested to see them put together as one whole piece, where Martin s suspicious tende If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Ser Duncan the Tall A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R R Martin The Knight has three novellas To wit The Hedge KnightThe Sworn SwordThe Mystery Knight I ve read these three novellas previously when they came out in the three different anthologies Legends I, Legends II, and Warriors Having read these stories separately before, I was interested to see them put together as one whole piece, where Martin s suspicious tendency for excellent storytelling could flow freely from one chapter to the next, without having to wait for a new novella s release I m not a big fantasy fan I have nothing at all against it it s just that I enjoy good science fictionthan I enjoy good fantasy I ve read and enjoyed Middlearth, The Magician, Tigana, etc But then came George R.R Martin Several people told me to read the first book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, A Game of Thrones I finally succumbed to the thousand pager, and I m now hooked, impatiently waiting for Martin to finish the sixth and seventh books in the series to finally read the fifth, A Dance with Dragons it awaits the publication of the The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring to be tackled Read on, if you re into the Ice and Fire Saga I am weak And in my weakness, I finally broke down and purchased A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms It sat on my shelf for awhile, mocking me and my lack of self control I was going to continue ignoring it But then the seventh season of Game of Thrones came and went, and the withdrawal set in It set in bad I had to crack the cover I had to stop the shakes I didn t want to, you see Really I didn t I don t like encouraging bad behavior I did not want to be a part however infinitesimally s I am weak And in my weakness, I finally broke down and purchased A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms It sat on my shelf for awhile, mocking me and my lack of self control I was going to continue ignoring it But then the seventh season of Game of Thrones came and went, and the withdrawal set in It set in bad I had to crack the cover I had to stop the shakes I didn t want to, you see Really I didn t I don t like encouraging bad behavior I did not want to be a part however infinitesimally small of goading George R.R Martin into further digressions I want him to finish A Song of Ice Fire, a series that I love and that has, in a very real way, broadened my view of the power of books I never saw myself as the kind of guy who d liked dragon stories George cured me of that belief He made me care He made me care very, very much.So I read it And it underwhelmed me I will leave it up to you whether that was a preordained result A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three previously published novellas concerning Dunk Ser Duncan the Tall, a seven foot hedge knight and Egg his squire, who isthan he appears Those novellas are The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, which take place roughly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones If you ve read these before, don t rush off to get this, since it s merely an omnibus edition of that material The stories have been packaged here in chronological order, so that they read pretty seamlessly as a single work At 355 pages, it is a very short novel by GRR standards I should add that A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has been lavishly illustrated by Gary Gianni There is pen and ink drawing every few pages Frankly, this isn t a thing that strikes my fancy, but I can see how others might appreciate the effort, and recognize some added value The three stories are of varying quality In discussing them, I will stick to generalities, in order to avoid spoiling anything for what it s worth, I might add The Hedge Knight is sort of an introduction to Dunk, giving us a bit of his background and character as he attends a tourney at Ashford Meadow Maybe your mileage will vary, but as I read it, I thought to myself another tourney After reading about the Tourney of the Hand, and hearing so much about the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, this simply didn t make an impression This setting has been done, and done much better, elsewhere in the series The second novella, The Sworn Sword, is dull It took me awhile to push through it Dunk and Egg are in Dorne, and get involved in a minor squabble over water between two houses If riparian rights are your thing, this story will be right in your wheelhouse I found nothing inherently interesting about it There wasn t any good action, any bad sex, or any funny dialogue Of course, if you like gleaning bits and pieces of mythology here, there is a lot of talk of the Blackfyre Rebellion this might be your cup of Dornish red I m looking forThe world building is awesome in A Song of Ice Fire, but I don t want to learn stuff just for the sake of learning stuff especially stuff that is entirely made up I need the world building to be in the service of a larger storytelling purpose The final story, The Mystery Knight is actually quite good It is the one story that broadens the scope, and hints at real stakes Unsurprisingly, as in many of A Song of Ice Fire s best moments, it is set during a wedding At that, I will say noI get that I am a minority opinion when it comes to A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Part of that might be a touch of bitterness at having had to wait six years and counting for the next installment of A Song of Ice Fire and the last two installments, A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons have been decidedly average However, I feel there are some genuine issues with Dunk and Egg that are worth noting To begin with, Dunk is an uninspired central character He is tall, he is strong, and as drawn by Gary Gianni, he looks like Fabio He is also dumb Dunk the Lunk is the nickname that Dunk has bestowed upon himself To me, that s a problem This is the protagonist we re talking about The guy through whose eyes we view the story He is a dullard, he is slow, he does not say intelligent things, he does not have clear thoughts He is a plodding bore That might be fine for a secondary character But he s the main attraction To an extent, his fighting prowess, simplistic code, bullish honor, and single mindedness recalls the traits of Brienne of Tarth And to that end, I can stand book Brienne for only a certain amount of time before getting frustrated The stories in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms don t allow us to cut away to other viewpoints We are stuck with the Lunk It is not worth comparing the complexities and arcs taken by characters like Jaime, Tyrion, Sansa, or Arya to Ser Duncan the Tall Dunk does not measure up Next, we have the writing, which is lazy I will say that I think GRR is a genius I will also argue that he has certain unimpeachable literary skills A Storm of Swords is one of the best books I ve ever read Not one of the best fantasy books, but one of the best books, end stop It will one day reside as a genre transcending classic But when we talk about GRR as a great writer, we are not necessarily saying he is a prose stylist He is an excellent plotter He creates rich and layered characters He knows how to execute an unforgettable set piece, whether that is an unforeseen twist, an unexpected death, or a cinematic battle GRR also relies on a lot of writerly crutches He tends to fall back on patterns, motifs, and phrases You tend not to focus on these during A Song of Ice Fire because the expansiveness of his canvas dilutes these tics Here, I couldn t stop seeing them For instance, every other thing Dunk says to Egg is a variation of I m going to clout your ear I don t know if there was a wager, in which GRR had to use the word clout X number of times, but if so, he won Jeez, Dunk, use another threat already Finally, the joy of A Song of Ice Fire is that it is huge It sprawls It is like an oil slick, rapidly expanding There are turns upon twists that are threaded into switchbacks There are so many details Details piled atop details Details all the way down And the stakes The stakes are so high The fate of the world, and all that A Song of Ice Fire is indulgent and immersive It wraps its arms around you in a bear hug and refuses to let you go until you acknowledge that you are living in this world, and that you can no longer tell if it is fiction How can it be fake when its history goes back so farYou don t get that feeling with the novellas The novellas are trifling things How can upstream water rights or a middling tourney compare to White Walkers That s a rhetorical question While reading A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, I felt an intense need for GRR to finish his opus Accordingly, here is the part where I gripe I promise it won t be lengthy When fans argue about GRR s extracurricular activities, the argument often boils down to entitlement What does George R.R Martin owe us, as readers Well, I don t think he owes me a thing Likewise, I don t owe him anything, save maybe the purchase price of his next project I ll also admit that if I were GRR, I d probably be doing the same thing he s doing, which is enjoying the massive fame he has achieved I d be watching football too though not the Jets And attending conventions And earning royalties on everything that has my name I d do it all Well, not the LiveJournal thing It s not 2002, after all But I get it However, it is a shame A Song of Ice Fire is GRR s masterpiece It is his legacy Or will be When he is gone, it will be the thing that gets etched into his tombstone As Tywin Lannister would tell him, it s an accomplishment that will last a thousand years or at least a century or two If he completes it, that is If he does not it will disappear No one remembers a story without an ending A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is an amuse bouche, something to chew on while the main course is finished I found it hard to enjoy, though, when the completion of that main course is so uncertain Kings rise and fall, and cows and smallfolk go about their business I never really planned to read this until I discovered it at the library a few days ago and picked it up I told myself why not read something short by GRRM for once.This book is a collection of three novellas, set in the Seven Kingdoms, a century before A Game of Thrones, while the Targaryens are still the ruling House in Westeros.Characters Dunk, Ser Duncan the Tall, a hedge knight and his squire Egg, Aegon Targaryen littleKings rise and fall, and cows and smallfolk go about their business I never really planned to read this until I discovered it at the library a few days ago and picked it up I told myself why not read something short by GRRM for once.This book is a collection of three novellas, set in the Seven Kingdoms, a century before A Game of Thrones, while the Targaryens are still the ruling House in Westeros.Characters Dunk, Ser Duncan the Tall, a hedge knight and his squire Egg, Aegon Targaryen little brother of Aemon Targaryen, who we know from the Wall in ASOIAF travel the Seven Kingdoms together Dunk is a pretty plain character apart from his tallness It s Egg who actually makes those novellas worth reading.Plot A tournament, a trial, weapons Lords, lordlings and smallfolk Dragons, Lions and Stags Love and death and marriage A fair maid and a lady Conspiracy, treason and heads on spikes Another tournament, another trial andweapons And lots of plot twists It will never once get boring.Writing I can t really say anything about GRRMs writing It may be smart and witty but never made me emotional At times it get s repetitive and I could be spared the endless paragraphs about food and drinks and names that I will never remember and never be mentioned again.I m looking forward to readingabout Dunk and Egg, though I d prefer to have The Winds of Winter to be honest.Findof my books on Instagram